How to make a Ginger Rogers cocktail?
Just a quick history on Ginger first. Ginger was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Missouri, 1911. Her name changed to Ginger when her young cousin could not pronounce her name correctly and called her Ginja instead of Virginia and from then on the name stuck. Her mother remarried when Ginger was around the age of 10 to John Rogers; Ginger then took his last name and became Ginger Rogers. She started her own stage career at the age of 14, after she won a Charleston contest which gave her a 4 week contract on the Interstate Circuit. From there she went on to star in several movies, many of them co-starring with Fred Astair. At one point in 1942, Ginger was the highest paid star in Hollywood. Ginger Rogers died at the age of 83 and was buried in Oakwood Memorial Park located in Chatsworth, California.
Things You Will Need To Make A Ginger Rogers Cocktail:
- 10-12 Fresh Leaves of Mint
- 1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup
- 1 1/2 oz. Gin
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice (Lemon can be substituted)
- Ginger Ale
- Lime Wedge (Garnish)
- Pilsner Glass
How to make a Ginger Rogers Cocktail:
- Add the mint leaves to the pilsner glass.
- Pour the ginger syrup over the leaves and gently crush with a spoon to release the fresh mint.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Add gin and lime juice.
- Top off with ginger ale.
- Take a spoon and stir from bottom pulling the spoon upwards to mix.
- Garnish with lime wedge.